Adult Nurture

Lori Kintz will be coordinating Adult Education program beginning in fall 2010.

Lori has been encouraging member and attenders to bring in used stamps which she shares with Quaker Mission West.  Now we can send Box Tops of Education from a variety of companies.  Click the link below for more information.

ken_quaker (3).pdf

*Adult Education will be meeting May 22 and June 26 before breaking for the summer.  

*Sign up for the book below, read over the summer and be ready to join the discussion in September.

First "Meeting Book" for Seaville

***See Lori K. for sign up and making payment***
The Adult Education Committee and Peace and Social Concerns Committee are sponsoring Twelve Steps To a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong



Here is how you can participate:

*Sign up at Friendship Hall for a copy of the book (purchase price $13); a discussion guide will be provided with each book

*Begin reading the book now or during the summer 

*Discuss the book with fellow members and attenders at Adult Ed in Sept or whenever Friends gather together.

*For those who are interested, a monthly discussion group will take place on the Second Sunday of each month


Past Discussions:

Feb 13 after worship - "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson

- Discussion about the book, all welcome!  Copies of book available at meeting.


Jan 2011 - "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson

- Discussion about the book, all welcome!  Copies of book available at meeting.

Nov 14 - "Getting to Know Each Other" continues -

-this discussion will continue through Jan 2011 so jump in when you can!


Oct 10 - "Getting to Know Each Other" 

- click the document below for questions to review before discussion

adult ed questions.pdf


 "Achieving Peace"

From the Peace and Social Concerns Meeting


Peace is very difficult to achieve if you are too busy, or if you feel like you are too busy.    Frequently, we are able to accomplish just as much (or more) in a day if we do so in a slow, peaceful way as if we had been in a busy, harried state of mind.  As we approach the holidays, frequently the busiest time of the year, we offer these reminders:


Most of us have seen “It’s a Wonderful Life”, and are familiar with the saying every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.   As an alternative, we offer that each time your telephone rings, let it remind you to breathe, re-center yourself and be peaceful during this season.


Or perhaps the chaos of the holidays is too much for you.  Let it work for you.  Each time you hear a carol or see a decoration, let it offer the reminder of slowing down and being peaceful. 


Finally, each time you find a penny on the ground, take a moment as you stoop to pick it up, and remind yourself that “In God We Trust”.


We cannot effectively work for peace in the world until we have it within ourselves.  Even as Quakers, it is important to remember that we must first wear our own peace “oxygen mask” before we can help others to achieve peace.   Sometimes saying “no” is an important tool to our peaceful existence. 


If you yourself are at peace, then there is at least some peace in the world. 

Thomas Merton